Did you miss out on attending Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference this year? Not to worry. If you are a registered developer, you can now download all the session videos from apple.com for free. With more than 100 sessions available in HD or standard definition as well as presentation slides, you will be able to get all the information.… Read more
Brian Tong takes a look at the latest in news and notes from the world of Apple. This week, he responds to viewer emails regarding a possible new iPod touch, new iLife and iWork, and how to better find great Apps and manage music using iTunes.
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Apple's iOS 4 was released today ahead of the launch of the iPhone 4, which becomes available June 24. iPhone users can update to the latest OS via iTunes, but some features will not be available for the iPhone 3G and the update is not available at all for the original iPhone. iOS 4 will not be available on the iPad until this fall.
Apple says there are more than 100 new features in iOS 4, but the most notable tweaks include multitasking, with handy controls for switching apps; home screen folders that you can name by category for … Read more
Lest it be said that Google has forgotten about the iPad in its quest to optimize Gmail.com for iPhone and Android, the company issued a tweak today.
Now when you visit Gmail.com from the iPad, you'll notice a larger Compose window that expands across the screen to highlight your e-mail. Before the update, you'd see the width of the screen divided between the in-box on the left and the composition window on the right.
The change gives you deeper focus on the message, while still making it easy to save or discard an e-mail and get … Read more
Apple has released a new app to help users track lost iPhones on the go. The Find My iPhone app does what the Web application version, found on me.com, did previously, but allows users to log in from another iPhone or iPad to aid in the search on the go.
True to Apple form, the interface is simple, elegant, and easy to use. Users need only log in to the application using their MobileMe user name and password to begin the search for their lost iPhone or iPad. Each device connected to the user's account will show up … Read more
Apple's iBooks app includes a storefront of thousands of titles, many of which are free, public domain books. But if you really have a thing for free books, online repositories, such as Project Gutenberg and Google Books offer a vast selection of e-book titles that users can download to their computers.
These same files are also compatible with Apple's iBooks app, but it isn't exactly obvious how to load them onto your device.
iSkin makes some pretty popular iPhone cases, so we've been waiting patiently for the company to bring out its iPad covers. While it doesn't have anything yet that features a kickstand option, the two new cases--the Vu and the Duo--offer some similar design traits to iSkin's line of iPhone cases, including a layer of Microban that's supposed to keep bacteria from making a home on your case.
The Duo retails for $49.99 and is available in yellow, purple, brown, sky, pink, red, and clear. Meanwhile, the Vu retails for $64.99 and is available in … Read more